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Stats of the State of Kentucky

Kentucky Birth Data 2015 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.6 19th 40.3¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 34.4 9th (tie) 32.0
Preterm Birth Rate 10.8 7th (tie) 9.6
Teen Birth Rate 32.4 7th 22.3
Low Birthweight Rate 8.7 12th (tie) 8.1
¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

KY Leading Causes of Death, 2015 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1. Cancer 10,312 195.9 1st 158.5
2. Heart Disease 10,077 197.8 10th 168.5
3. Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,331 64.3 3rd 41.6
4. Accidents 2,962 66.0 3rd 43.2
5. Stroke 2,050 40.8 12th (tie) 37.6
6. Alzheimer’s disease 1,694 34.9 15th 29.4
7. Diabetes 1,458 28.2 4th 21.3
8. Kidney Disease 998 19.7 6th 13.4
9. Flu/Pneumonia 967 19.3 9th 15.2
10. Septicemia 873 17.1 6th 11.0

 

Kentucky Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 694 15.2 36,252 11.1
Homicide 250 5.8 17,793 5.7
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,273 29.9 52,404 16.3

 

Other Kentucky Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.7 5.9
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance

2015

2016

 

5.9

6.8

 

9.1

9.0††

Marriage Rate 7.2 6.9
Divorce Rate 3.7 3.1†

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
†† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision.
n/a – Data not available.

 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2015 and Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2016; 2015 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 66, No. 1; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2015 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report. States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates. When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC

Kentucky Birth Data 2014 State Rank* U.S.**
Percent of Births to Unmarried Mothers 41.9 18th 40.2¹
Cesarean Delivery Rate 35.1 7th 32.2
Preterm Birth Rate 10.7 9th 9.6
Teen Birth Rate ‡                35.3 8th 24.2
Low Birthweight Rate 8.8 11th (tie) 8.0

¹ Excludes data from U.S. territories
‡Number of live births per 1,000 females aged 15-19

 

KY Leading Causes of Death, 2014 Deaths Rate*** State Rank* U.S. Rate**
1.  Cancer 10,263 198.8 1st 161.2
2.  Heart Disease 10,013 200.5 8th 167.0
3.  Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease 3,214 63.8 1st 40.5
4.  Accidents 2,622 58.3 5th 40.5
5.  Stroke 2,050 41.8 11th 36.5
6.  Alzheimer’s disease 1,523 32.1 10th 25.4
7.  Diabetes 1,175 23.4 14th 20.9
8.  Flu/Pneumonia 1,017 20.8 5th 15.1
9.  Kidney Disease 968 19.5 5th 13.2
10.  Septicemia 800 16.1 6th 10.7

 

Kentucky Mortality Data Deaths Rate** U.S. Deaths U.S. Rate***
Firearm Deaths 634 13.9 33,594 10.3
Homicide 203 4.7 15,872 5.1
Drug Poisoning Deaths 1,077 24.7 47,055 14.7

 

Other Kentucky Data State U.S.
Infant Mortality Rate  (Deaths per 1,000 live births) 7.1 5.8
Percentage of Persons Without Health Insurance 10.9 11.5
Marriage Rate 6.9 6.9†
Divorce Rate 3.8 3.2††

 

* Rankings are from highest to lowest.
** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories.  Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail.
*** Death rates are age-adjusted.  Refer to source notes below for more detail.
†Excludes data for Georgia.
††Excludes data for California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Minnesota.
n/a – Data not available.

 

Sources:

Health Insurance data come from Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2014; 2014 birth data come from National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 64, No. 12; leading cause of death data, including firearm, homicide, and drug poisoning mortality data, and infant mortality data come from CDC WONDER and rankings and rates are based on 2014 age-adjusted death rates. For more information on age-adjustment, refer to this report.  States are categorized from highest rate to lowest rate. Although adjusted for variations in age-distribution and population size, differences by state do not take into account other state specific population characteristics that may affect the level of the birth characteristic or mortality. When the number of deaths or births events is small, differences by state may be unreliable due to instability in rates.  When the number of deaths is small, rankings by state may be unreliable due to instability in death rates. Marriage and divorce data come from unpublished tables from the Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC

 

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